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Johnson & Johnson told to throw out 60M COVID-19 shots made at troubled Emergent site: report

The manufacturing debacle at Emergent BioSolutions’ Baltimore plant keeps getting worse. After spending weeks inspecting the site, the FDA has instructed COVID-19 vaccine maker Johnson & Johnson and its production partner Emergent BioSolutions to throw out 60 million vaccine doses, The New York Times reports, citing people familiar with the matter. This comes after a manufacturing… Read More »

Indian states told to improve second dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage among essential workers

India’s Health Ministry has recommended that states improve second dose coverage of COVID-19 vaccinations among health care personnel and frontline workers.  In a meeting on Thursday, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan emphasized lagging coverage among the group, allegedly calling it a “cause of serious concern,” per multiple news reports. VACCINE INEQUITY IN INDIA SENDS MANY… Read More »

Edmonton eye clinic told by Health Canada to stop selling eyedrops that claim to contain human placenta

Article content EDMONTON — An Edmonton eye centre has been selling eyedrops that claims to have human placenta in it. In a notice posted Sunday to its website, Health Canada said it recalled Regener-Eyes Ophthalmic Solution and told the Calgary Trail Vision Centre to stop importing and selling the product, which is not authorized for sale… Read More »

Coronavirus: Cover faces in some public areas, people in England told

People in England should now aim to wear face coverings on public transport and in some shops, the UK government has said. A document outlining new coronavirus lockdown rules suggests face coverings for enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible. That advice had already been recommended by the governments in Scotland and Northern… Read More »

After a year on Medicare, advice for journalists on stories that need to be told

The annual Medicare open enrollment period ends soon.  America’s seniors have faced a blizzard of dismaying news about the program. Here are some excerpts from newsworthy stories that you should be aware of. Excerpt: “The federal government recently redesigned a digital tool that helps seniors navigate complicated Medicare choices, but consumer advocates say it’s malfunctioning… Read More »